Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, MS/PhD

The PhD in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation requires 84 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate degree (for student’s entering the program in the MS/PhD track).

Application and Admission

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

Degree Requirements

Required Core Courses (48 hours)

In cases where students have previously satisfied these requirements, course substitutions may be allowed with the approval of the major advisor.

ERM 600Validity and Validation

3

ERM 604Methods of Educational Research

3

ERM 633Second Language Assessment and Testing

3

ERM 642Evaluation of Educational Programs

3

ERM 643Applied Educational Evaluation

3

ERM 667Foundations of Educational Measurement Theory

3

ERM 668Survey Research Methods in Education

3

ERM 669Item Response Theory

3

ERM 675Data Presentation and Reporting

3

ERM 680Intermediate Statistical Methods in Education

3

ERM 681Design and Analysis of Educational Experiments

3

ERM 682/STA 671Multivariate Analysis

3

ERM 727Computer-Based Testing: Methods and Applications

3

ERM 728Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analytic Methods for Scale Construction

3

ERM 729Advanced Item Response Theory

3

ERM 731Structural Equation Modeling in Education

3

Electives (24 hours)

Students choose a minimum of 24 hours of elective courses from the list below. Courses not on the list must be approved by the student’s doctoral Advisory/Dissertation Committee.

ERM 636Advanced Studies in Second Language Testing

3

ERM 685R for Education and the Social Sciences

3

ERM 688Contemporary Problems Seminar

1–3

ERM 692Independent Study

1–4

ERM 711Experimental Course

ERM 725Applied Methodsof Educational Research

3

ERM 726Advanced Topics in Educational Measurement

3

ERM 730Practicum in Educational Research and Evaluation

3

ERM 732Hierarchical Linear Modeling

3

ERM 734Equating

3

ERM 735Multidimensional Item Response Theory

3

ERM 742Advanced Topics in the Evaluation of Educational Programs

3

ERM 750Case Study Methods in Educational Research

3

TED 730Qualitative Research Design in Education

3

STA 551Introduction to Probability

3

STA 552Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

3

Comprehensive Examination

Students are required to take the MS comprehensive exam following 24 hours of core courses and 12 hours of electives. Students must successfully pass the MS comprehensive exam and formally apply to graduate from the MS program by The Graduate School deadline before taking courses in the doctoral program.

The student will successfully complete a written comprehensive examination to be arranged by the doctoral advisor, usually in the semester in which course work is completed.

Dissertation (12 hours)

Research that culminates in the preparation of a required doctoral dissertation.

ERM 799Dissertation

1–12


 

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